The actor slash heir to nepotistic fame and fortune Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was born 110 years ago today, so here are a couple of glimpses of him showing why he was a dashing movie star in the 1938 film The Young at Heart which starred him and Janet Gaynor (via). Anybody ever seen it? I have not. See some of Doug in a different also worth your moment at this link. One of the best staches in the history of the biz, I tells ya. That said very much as seen below I personally just wanna crawl right back into the bed this morning, Fairbanks included or not included, so forewarning. Mondays!
I have seen it and it's a cute little trifle with one of those fantastic cast-Billie Burke, Paulette Goddard, Roland Young and Lucile Watson among others-that the studios were able to throw together at the drop of a hat because of the contract system.
He was quite dashing but didn't have that extra POP that would have made him a major league star, still he was always an urbane refined presence in his films, and quite a war hero to boot.
Plus he aged just about as well as can be done, always looking pull together and impeccably natty.
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